Kanpur – Lucknow Expressway – Information & Status

73.7 km Kanpur – Lucknow Expressway (NE-6) by NHAI is an approved 6 lane access-controlled road with a route alignment connecting Shaheed Path in Lucknow with Azad Chauraha near Kanpur’s Ganga Bridge.

This mix of brownfield-upgrade and greenfield project’s Detailed Project Report (DPR) was prepared by Egis India. The expressway’s foundation stone was laid in March 2019 and was notified as National Expressway 6 in the Gazette of India in December 2020.

  • Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 4,700 crore
  • Project’s Total Length: 73.744 km
  • Lanes: 6 (expandable to 8)
  • Status: Approved ; Land Acquisition Underway
  • Deadline: Not Announced
  • Owner: National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
  • Project Model: Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC)


The Lucknow – Kanpur Expressway will have 2 elevated portions between Amausi and Bani – from chainage 13.025 to 16.400 (3.375 km) and 18.480 to 27.620 (9.14 km). It will consist of 3 major bridges, 28 minor bridges, 38 underpasses and 6 flyovers.

Current Status – October 2021

Land acquisition is in progress. Tender notices for the construction of 2 packages were published on September 1, 2021. The current bid opening date is November 9, 2021.

Route Map

The expressway will cut down travel time from two hours via the national highway NH-25 to 50 minutes.

Its route will pass through 11 villages in Lucknow District and 31 villages in Unnao District where a total of 460 hectares of land will be acquired. Some of those villages include Banthara, Bani, Datauli Kantha, Taura, Neorna, Amarsas and Rawal.

Kanpur – Lucknow Expressway’s official PDF route map showing its alignment can be viewed here.

Tenders & Contractors

The project has been divided into 2 civil packages with a 36 month deadline. The current bid opening date is November 9, 2021.

Package & ChainageContractor
Package 1: from Km 10.980 to Km 28.500Bidding Underway
Package 2:  from Km 28.500 to Km 73.744Bidding Underway

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